Letter from the Board Chair and CEO

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Raquel Tamez,
CEO
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Miguel Alemany,
Board Chair

Dear Familia,

At its founding in 1974, SHPE resolutely proclaimed a goal to “Increase the number of Hispanics entering into the field of engineering.” Those very words were printed on the first organizational brochure over 45 years ago. And in the decades since, they have guided the heart of SHPE’s mission.

When the 2019 National Convention theme was chosen, “The Power of Transformation,” we couldn’t have imagined what a truly transformative year it would be and the power these changes would give us as individuals, as an organization as a whole, and as a collective community.

While the essence of SHPE’s foundation was built upon remains the same, 2019 brought us a bold new vision – one where our members were proclaimed heroes, our story became a national just cause and our global impact became undeniable. We became invincible.

A new logo, tagline, and website were created to reflect this paradigm shift. Our membership and event attendance broke records. Our business practices were recognized and awarded at the highest levels.

In 2019, our membership grew to 11,129 – a never-before achieved milestone. And the final tally for the National Convention is one for the books. A record 9,128 people attended in Phoenix. That’s a 19% increase over 2018! As SHPE National grows, so too does our network—our Familia. We are more than just a member organization; we’re a national force in STEM, drawing attention to our organization through sheer force of numbers and impact.

At #SHPE2019, we unveiled a brand new logo and tagline. And while we kept the color palette and font as a nod to our legacy, this dynamic new logo illustrates our future.

The four links symbolize SHPE’s four values (Familia, Service, Education and Resilience) as well as the four STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Meanwhile, the colors speak to our Hispanic community and SHPE’s vibrant culture and history. Last but not least, the atom-like image represents the origins of everything—that new beginnings are always possible.

Our redesigned website is our window to the world. We want to demonstrate how SHPE is profoundly changing lives and “Leading Hispanics in STEM.” Members are now featured as the heroes of our story, and this website puts them front and center. We hope you love it as much as we do. You helped us create it, after all.

While we are taking big steps forward, we want to assure you we are doing so with the utmost integrity. We achieved another Platinum year with GuideStar – the highest level of recognition for financial transparency a nonprofit can get. And earlier this year, we produced our first dynamic, interactive and overtly transparent Annual Report, sharing our story for 2018. We want you to know what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and where we are going next.

“The Power of Transformation” isn’t the climax or culmination of SHPE’s story, but the first chapter in a new, more empowering narrative—one in which we identify, come to understand, and unabashedly celebrate the amazing strides we’ve made and will continue to make. It’s a time to revel in our accomplishments and honor our work, while at the same time being diligent and determined in how we plot our path forward. We are better than ever. And we are always better together.

Un abrazo fuerte,

Raquel Tamez, CEO
Miguel Alemany, Board Chair

About SHPE

Mission

SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.

Vision

SHPE’s vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading  innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

Values

FAMILIA
FAMILIA
FAMILIA
We take responsibility for our collective strength and passion by developing communities, building a diverse and inclusive membership, and challenging each other to be our best.
SERVICE
SERVICE
SERVICE
We act on a foundation of service. We commit to deliver the highest levels of quality, integrity, and ethical behavior. We act with empathy, patience, and understanding.
EDUCATION
EDUCATION
EDUCATION
We value formal education and professional development. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and renewal. We learn from successes, setbacks, and each other.
RESILIENCE
RESILIENCE
RESILIENCE
We embrace our diverse cultures and communities, which enable us to adapt, thrive, and persist with optimism.
Corporate Goals
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Organizational Structure of SHPE
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NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NATIONAL STAFF
NATIONAL STAFF

REGIONAL LEADERS
REGIONAL LEADERS

2018-2019
Membership by the Numbers

Gender

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Male 67%
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Female 33%

Membership Type

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Student 82%
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Professional 18%
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By Region

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By Region
Region 1 – 9.8% Region 2 – 13.0% Region 3 – 4.5% Region 4 – 20.7% Region 5 – 19.6% Region 6 – 12.7% Region 7 – 19.7%

Region 1 – 9.8%

Total Members 1,091
Student Members 792
Professional Members 299
Total Chapters 29
Student Chapters 20
Professional Chapters 8
Junior Chapters 1

Region 2 – 13.0%

Total Members 1,447
Student Members 1,079
Professional Members 368
Total Chapters 35
Student Chapters 23
Professional Chapters 10
Junior Chapters 2

Region 3 – 4.5%

Total Members 497
Student Members 435
Professional Members 62
Total Chapters 16
Student Chapters 12
Professional Chapters 2
Junior Chapters 2

Region 4 – 20.7%

Total Members 2,299
Student Members 1,925
Professional Members 374
Total Chapters 55
Student Chapters 41
Professional Chapters 11
Junior Chapters 3

Region 5 – 19.6%

Total Members 2,183
Student Members 1,829
Professional Members 353
Total Chapters 42
Student Chapters 29
Professional Chapters 8
Junior Chapters 4

Region 6 – 12.7%

Total Members 1,415
Student Members 1,041
Professional Members 374
Total Chapters 41
Student Chapters 28
Professional Chapters 11
Junior Chapters 2

Region 7 – 19.7%

Total Members 2,197
Student Members 1,981
Professional Members 217
Total Chapters 28
Student Chapters 20
Professional Chapters 6
Junior Chapters 2

673 LIFETIME MEMBERS

Familia for Life!

ScholarSHPE
ScholarSHPE

A total of $450,500 in scholarships was granted to 188 recipients for the 2019-20 academic year

NOCHE DE CIENCIAS
NOCHE DE CIENCIAS

During the 2018-19 academic year, over 2,500 Hispanic youth participated in these events, and more than 500 parents received information about academic and professional pursuits in STEM

LATINXFACTOR
LATINXFACTOR

Served 1,416 current and future Hispanic STEM leaders over the course of 13 webinars

NATIONAL CONVENTION
NATIONAL CONVENTION

The National Convention demonstrated that as SHPE National grows, so too does our network—our Familia. We are more than just a member organization; we’re a national force in STEM.

National Institute for Leadership Advancement
National Institute for Leadership Advancement

NILA is the leadership conference for the leaders of the leaders.

Regional Leadership Development Conferences
Regional Leadership Development Conferences

Because RLDCs are regionally focused, we can foster critical networking relationships among our smaller chapters, as well as reach those members who are unable to attend our National Convention

Financials

Statement of Activities

Fiscal year ends June 30

REVENUE

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EXPENSES

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Statement of Financial Position

Fiscal year ends June 30

ASSETS

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LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

Liabilities

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Net Assets

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¡Mil Gracias!

2018-2019 Industry Partnership Council

The Industry Partnership Council (IPC) is comprised of national, top-level companies and government agencies that are committed to diversity and inclusion. IPC members align with the SHPE mission by supporting year-round programs, sharing industry perspective, providing resources and development tools, and meeting recruitment and retention strategy goals. Collaboration with the IPC greatly influences SHPE’s program design and execution to better prepare our members for their careers.

Welcome to our new 2019-2020 IPC Members

SHPE Philanthropy

Thank You to our Donors

We are extremely grateful for the generosity of these individuals and organizations who made a philanthropic donation to SHPE during 2019. Simply put, faithful supporters like those showcased in this section supply needed funds that make a difference in the lives of SHPE student and professional members. We do our best to ensure accurate records. If you notice an error please contact Kathleen DuBois, Senior Director of Development & External Relations at kathleend@shpe.org. Thank you!

Annual Fund Donors

Annual Fund Donors

Emily L Allen

Heidy Arriola

Carlos Blanco

Stephanic Cavazos

Ernesto Covarrubias

Barnaby Dorfman

Luciano Elementi

Ernesto V Felix

Jose Flores

Betsabe Gonzalez Lopez

Liliana Grajales

Juan M Gutierrez

Efrain Gutierrez

Michael Gutierrez

Jose Lara

Yaritza D Leos

Maida Lopez

Eva Majercsik

Zoraida Martinez

Aaron Martinez

Jorge Martinez-Navarrete

Kevin Molina-Heineck

Angela U Nunez

Jonathan Peters

Christian Rios Santiago

Manny Rocha

R. Rodriguez-Quinones

Alejandro Saint-Blancard

Francis Samalot

Adalio Sanchez

Erik Sanchez

Nicolas A Tempestini

Favian Villalobos

David Wolff

Maria Zack-Cabadas

Corporate Matching Gifts

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Bright Minds

Bright Minds Scholarship Campaign Donors

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Launched in 2019, the Bright Minds Scholarship Campaign is SHPE’s largest-ever initiative to raise $500,000 and provide 250 scholarships to deserving SHPE student members. According to the Pew Research Center, lack of financial resources is the number one reason why Hispanics don’t complete their STEM degree. Thank you to all of our scholarship donors who are working together to help more members.

Helen Cuesta Scholarship Fund Donors

Helen Cuesta

In 2019, SHPE Chair Miguel Alemany established the Helen Cuesta Scholarship Fund in honor of his mother. The fund recognizes a deserving female student in SHPE who has demonstrated ability to overcome life’s obstacles and who doesn’t give up.

Miguel Alemany

Jean Andino

Jose A Briones

Uriel Buitrago

Iowany Castiblanco

Kathleen DuBois

Santiago A Estens-Flores

Andrea L Felicelli

Claudia Goggin

Julio Grapa

Antonio M Hernandez

Alma Meneses

Adriana Ocampo

Sean Palacio

Christine D Pham

Carla Pinzon

Erick E Ponce

Amaranta Ramirez

A Ramirez-Almaraz

Braulio Reyes

Mariela Robledo

Andrea N Sanchez

Anna M Solis

Leonel Soto

Paul Wilson

SAIC Multicultural BRG

General Scholarship Fund Donors

Delia Aguirre

Rosa Angel

Gabreil Chavez

William Charles Davis

Kimberly D Douglas-Mankin

Kathleen DuBois

Alicia Garcia

Esther Gonzalez

Monique Herrera

Nicole Knoderer

Ismael Montes

Ernesto Morales-Perea

Adriana Ocampo

Mario Ramirez

April Spera

Scholarship Donations Made in Memory of Luis Sturla

Penny Beuning

Nadine Borduas-Dedekind

Kathlerine Caves

Heidi Dahlmann

Hailey Gahlon

Daniel M Herron

Tara Lauterbach

Anna Mapp

Lizbeth Mongone

Hashmi Quaiser

Joseph Rivera

Orlando Scharer

Jared Shaw

Corporate Scholarship Donors

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Corporate and Foundation Donors

Corporate and Foundation Donors

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Nike Fund

Gifts Made in Honor of

Gifts Made in Honor of

Gifts were made to honor the following individuals

Megan Aranda

Audina Banos-Moreno

Aracely Buitrago

Martha Grapa

John Morales

Beatriz Solis, PhD

Monica Tejeda

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